IE Hijacked

  dazza39 12:45 04 Aug 2006


My Homepage has been hijacked ,when I connect I get safetyhomepage,telling me i need to download thes programs to get rid of it.How do i remove this?.

  VoG II 12:52 04 Aug 2006

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

After it's downloaded and installed, it should aumatically update itself; however, if it doesn't, you should do it manually. It should be set up like this...
Close ALL open Windows / Programs / Folders. Start Ewido and run a full scan.

Click on Scanner

Click on the Settings tab.

Under How to act?
Click on Recommended Action and choose Quarantine from the popup menu.

Under How to scan?
All checkboxes should be ticked.

Under Possibly unwanted software:
All checkboxes should be ticked.

Under Reports:
Select Automatically generate report after every scan and uncheck Only if threats were found.

Under What to scan?
Select Scan every file.

Click on the Scan tab.

Click on Complete System Scan to start the scan process.

Let the program scan the machine.

When the scan has finished:

Make sure that Set all elements to: shows Quarantine, if not click on the link and choose Quarantine from the popup menu.

At the bottom of the window click on the Apply all Actions button.

Right-click the Ewido Tray Icon and select Exit. Confirm by clicking Yes.

  Giggle n' Bits 13:00 04 Aug 2006

but if its not stong enough to shift it

These other tool should also be run
CCleaner, CWshredder, Stinger unless you have a fully updated virus software programme also hijack this can be usefull as a last resort.

Perosnally from expierence when things like this happen its nt always to remove everytrace from windows registry and a clean install of windows would be more effective but only as a last resort.

  dazza39 16:00 04 Aug 2006

Ironically i tried Windows Bit Defender and a Registry Cleaner but its still there ?,will try this Ewido download.Thanks guys


  dazza39 22:37 04 Aug 2006

Lol,Ewido didn't work so i just rolled back System restore a day and that cured it :-)

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